Tips on how to stay safe online during the COVID-19 pandemic

Quick Exit

Click here to exit quickly,
browser history won't be cleared.

Professional development for domestic violence and disability workers

Safe access to technology is crucial for all women. It helps them stay connected to family and friends, engage with the world and find information and support.

The eSafety Women team delivers a range of free professional development webinars for frontline, specialist and support staff in the domestic violence and disability sectors across Australia. You can participate in a session as an individual frontline worker or host a private session for your organisation or network.

Choose from the topics below.

Technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This 1 hour webinar is designed to:

  • raise awareness about how abuse can be facilitated through digital technology
  • build knowledge and skills to support clients experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, domestic and family violence
  • help service providers to improve their online safety policy development and risk assessment process.

Who should join this webinar?

This specialist training will benefit workers who directly support women and children impacted by abusive relationships, including:

  • domestic and family violence service providers and support workers
  • legal or justice response services including law enforcement, legal and court staff, mediators and advocacy agencies
  • crisis response services including welfare and emergency housing services
  • healthcare services including hospital social workers, nurses, allied health services and disability workers
  • therapeutic services including counsellors, group therapists and complementary therapists
  • youth support services including youth workers, local councils and community engagement services
  • settlement services including migrant resource engagement workers and bilingual workers
  • educators and students in relevant fields.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety and how we can help.

2. How technology can be used as a tool for abuse including: 

  • online harassment and intimidation
  • stalking using surveillance and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation
  • online threats or 'punishment' relating to the sharing of intimate images and videos without consent. 

3. Strategies to identify and address risks:

  • red flags with online devices, platforms and accounts
  • new and emerging technology.

4. Resources to help you empower women to improve their online safety.

 

Supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability – understanding abuse through technology

This free 90 minute webinar will benefit service providers who support women with intellectual or cognitive disability. This includes specialists who assist with case planning, provide advocacy or develop and implement policy.

The webinar will raise awareness about how technology is used as a tool of abuse and build knowledge and skills to better assist clients.

Who should join this webinar?

This webinar will benefit those who:

  • work directly with women with intellectual or cognitive disability
  • support NDIS case plan development or implementation
  • provide advocacy in policy or practice to better improve outcomes.

What will the webinar cover?

1. The role of eSafety and how we can help.

2. An introduction to domestic and family violence, including carer abuse. 

3. How technology is used as a tool for abuse, including: 

  • online harassment and intimidation
  • stalking using surveillance and tracking devices
  • hacking and impersonation 
  • online threats or 'punishment' relating to the sharing of intimate images and videos without consent.  

4. Strategies to identify and address risks including:

  • red flags with devices and platforms
  • misuse of online accounts. 

5. Online safety resources to support your work. 

How to register for a webinar

There are two options available.

Host a private webinar for your organisation

Private webinar sessions are available for your organisation or network. You can nominate your preferred day and time. We will then contact your to confirm the details.

Register interest
 

Participate in a scheduled webinar

Open webinars for individual frontline workers and disability carers are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you would like to join, please register by selecting your preferred session.

Technology facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

Register now

Supporting women with intellectual or cognitive disability understanding abuse through technology

Register now

 

Online learning modules for frontline workers

This free in-depth training complements and extends our existing webinar-based training. It aims to provide domestic and family violence frontline workers with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to help clients protect and empower themselves and their families online.

The content of the training modules is tailored for specific sectors. It can be completed in your own time, and at your own pace.

The modules cover a range of topics including:

  • understanding technology-facilitated abuse 
  • how technology can be misused
  • safe and secure technology
  • safe social networking
  • image-based abuse
  • legal implications and the law
  • collecting evidence
  • eSafety planning.

Find out more at Online training for frontline workers or for more information please contact us.